CLIENT SUPPORT SERVICES UNIT

Connecting lawyers and social workers to engage, equip, mitigate and restore our system-involved clients

WHO WE ARE

The Georgia Public Defender Council’s Client Support Services Unit (CSSU) is a holistic public defense initiative providing alternatives to sentencing. Through one-on-one collaboration, Public Defenders and Social Workers partner with clients statewide to establish mitigation strategies to help address needs and overcome barriers to social responsibility.

Our results-driven framework constitutes a collective and client-centered approach that fosters independence and promotes an increase in wellbeing and public safety.

WHAT WE DO

CSSU Social Workers are results oriented and specialize in helping individuals and families navigate systems through effective case management practices. With focus on client advocacy and operating from a strengths-perspective, CSSU provides integrated case management over 3-12months.

Case management services include:

  • individualized needs and strengths assessments
  • case plan development
  • referrals to community-based resources
  • regular progress monitoring
  • proper discharge of case plans
  • links to post-service opportunities

CSSU CLIENT INTAKE FORM

Are you a Client seeking CSSU assistance? Click the below button to complete a web version of our CSSU Client Intake Form

CSSU REFERRAL FORM

Are you a Public Defender seeking to refer a client? Please download and complete the CSSU Referral Form and direct any questions to cssu@gapubdef.org.

OTHER FORMS FOR PUBLIC DEFENDERS & CLIENTS

CONTACT THE CSSU TEAM

Connecting lawyers and social workers to engage, equip, mitigate and restore our system-involved clients

FOR INQUIRIES:

404.445.8316
cssu@gapubdef.org

FOR REFERRALS:

cssu@gapubdef.org

Include Completed Intake, Consent & Electronic Use Forms

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